Watford goalkeeper Jonathan Bond has been called-up to the England Under-21 squad for the Euro 2015 qualifier against Wales and the Toulon Tournament

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Jonathan Bond is the latest Hornets player to receive an international call-up. The goalkeeper has been selected in the England Under-21 squad for the young Lions' Euro 2015 qualifier against Wales and the Toulon Tournament in France.

Bond, who has one cap for the Under-21s, made 15 appearances for Watford this season but kept only four clean sheets.

Former Hornets loanees Nataniel Chalobah and Josh McEachran have also received call-ups.

England head coach Gareth Southgate has named a 25-man squad for the Euro Championship qualifier against Wales on Monday, May 19.

Tom Ince, Jesse Lingard, Wilfried Zaha and Danny Ings will depart prior to the Toulon Tournament as they will be too old to participate in the competition.

The remaining members of the England squad will then fly out to France where they will face four initial games against Qatar, Colombia, Brazil and Korea Republic.

Their first match of the competition is against Qatar on Thursday, May 22.

England Under-21 squad 

Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Sam Johnstone (Manchester United).

Defenders: Tyias Browning (Everton), Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Luke Garbutt (Everton), Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough), Michael Keane (Manchester United), Liam Moore (Leicester City), Brad Smith (Liverpool).

Midfielders: Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic), Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Josh McEachran (Chelsea), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Tom Ince (Crystal Palace)*, Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)*, Jordan Obita (Reading), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United)*

Forwards: Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Danny Ings (Burnley)*, Solly March (Brighton & Hove Albion), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).

* Only available for the Wales match.

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8:09pm Tue 13 May 14

gasguzzler says...

I'm sure he'll have a great tournament.
Unless he's called to get off the bench and put on his gloves.
I'm sure he'll have a great tournament. Unless he's called to get off the bench and put on his gloves. gasguzzler
  • Score: -33

8:31pm Tue 13 May 14

endean2 says...

dear me, they must be desperate.
dear me, they must be desperate. endean2
  • Score: -33

8:54pm Tue 13 May 14

The_Hornet says...

The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.
The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me. The_Hornet
  • Score: 21

9:04pm Tue 13 May 14

seen more than many says...

The_Hornet wrote:
The comments from the twoand we would be relegated. He is possible a good prospect, but with AC in charge of his development he needs to go on loan in Div 1 for some experience and confidence.
[quote][p][bold]The_Hornet[/bold] wrote: The comments from the twoand we would be relegated. He is possible a good prospect, but with AC in charge of his development he needs to go on loan in Div 1 for some experience and confidence. seen more than many
  • Score: 16

9:12pm Tue 13 May 14

goldanboy says...

I must admit that I feared for us every time Bond got picked last season. Very nervous player, who makes poor decisions. I remember Doncaster away last season and I never saw him speak to anyone during the whole game. However I've seen some good saves off him this season so there's plenty to work on. I reckon he'll learn more off the England's goal keeping coaches in one week, than he's learnt all season at Watford. A good learning session for him that might benefit us. Really needs to go out on loan, though.
I must admit that I feared for us every time Bond got picked last season. Very nervous player, who makes poor decisions. I remember Doncaster away last season and I never saw him speak to anyone during the whole game. However I've seen some good saves off him this season so there's plenty to work on. I reckon he'll learn more off the England's goal keeping coaches in one week, than he's learnt all season at Watford. A good learning session for him that might benefit us. Really needs to go out on loan, though. goldanboy
  • Score: 17

10:18pm Tue 13 May 14

SAHornet says...

I really think that there are serious question marks over Alec Chamberlain. He's presided over a couple of youngsters (Loach & Bond) and so far at least, hasn't made a particularly good job of either.
I really think that there are serious question marks over Alec Chamberlain. He's presided over a couple of youngsters (Loach & Bond) and so far at least, hasn't made a particularly good job of either. SAHornet
  • Score: 10

10:38pm Tue 13 May 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

SAHornet wrote:
I really think that there are serious question marks over Alec Chamberlain. He's presided over a couple of youngsters (Loach & Bond) and so far at least, hasn't made a particularly good job of either.
I am surprised Bond has been called up given his disappointing form, but I'm not sure that it's fair to blame Alec for his individual errors.
If you look at three of the goals Bond conceded against Huddersfield, although his positioning was right, he made technical mistakes.
Alec is a great coach in my view and he would have worked hard on any areas of weakness.
The only way to judge Bond properly is to give him the number 1 shirt next season from the start. He's never really had a decent run so he at least deserves that chance to see if he has it in him.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: I really think that there are serious question marks over Alec Chamberlain. He's presided over a couple of youngsters (Loach & Bond) and so far at least, hasn't made a particularly good job of either.[/p][/quote]I am surprised Bond has been called up given his disappointing form, but I'm not sure that it's fair to blame Alec for his individual errors. If you look at three of the goals Bond conceded against Huddersfield, although his positioning was right, he made technical mistakes. Alec is a great coach in my view and he would have worked hard on any areas of weakness. The only way to judge Bond properly is to give him the number 1 shirt next season from the start. He's never really had a decent run so he at least deserves that chance to see if he has it in him. The BestTrip2011
  • Score: 5

10:28am Wed 14 May 14

thepriceisnickywright says...

The kid is a very very good goalkeeper. Yes he has made a few errors but he is young and has played behind a very poor when he has come in. When he has had a good run of games he has played very well and had people singing his praises. The critics of him, (the first two comments on this page) will soon jump ship when he plays well for one or two games and pretend like they've liked him all along. He should be our number 1 next season, and if not send him on loan to get some good experience as a number 1.
The kid is a very very good goalkeeper. Yes he has made a few errors but he is young and has played behind a very poor when he has come in. When he has had a good run of games he has played very well and had people singing his praises. The critics of him, (the first two comments on this page) will soon jump ship when he plays well for one or two games and pretend like they've liked him all along. He should be our number 1 next season, and if not send him on loan to get some good experience as a number 1. thepriceisnickywright
  • Score: 6

10:32am Wed 14 May 14

Only 2 Ross Jenkins says...

Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability.
Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability. Only 2 Ross Jenkins
  • Score: 7

11:00am Wed 14 May 14

OliverF1976 says...

The_Hornet wrote:
The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.
They are both absolutely spot on. As Watford fans we want the best that we can have. I am sure I will get criticised by those who cannot bare to have a home grown player criticised but Bond is a clown. We weren't allowed to say a bad word about him with that absolutely pathetic goal at Man City and there have been many since. He seems to concede a minimum of 3 goals a game and all people can say is we would have conceded 10 without him. The odd mistake is acceptable but almost every goal he concedes are a joke. If Almunia had made the regular calamities that Bond has then they would be calling for his head and put our wonderful Bond in goal. If Bond is our number 1 next season then we are in for a rocky ride. I would rather have Loach back! I am not interested in he hasn't had enough games, he's still young bla bla bla. He's hopeless
[quote][p][bold]The_Hornet[/bold] wrote: The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.[/p][/quote]They are both absolutely spot on. As Watford fans we want the best that we can have. I am sure I will get criticised by those who cannot bare to have a home grown player criticised but Bond is a clown. We weren't allowed to say a bad word about him with that absolutely pathetic goal at Man City and there have been many since. He seems to concede a minimum of 3 goals a game and all people can say is we would have conceded 10 without him. The odd mistake is acceptable but almost every goal he concedes are a joke. If Almunia had made the regular calamities that Bond has then they would be calling for his head and put our wonderful Bond in goal. If Bond is our number 1 next season then we are in for a rocky ride. I would rather have Loach back! I am not interested in he hasn't had enough games, he's still young bla bla bla. He's hopeless OliverF1976
  • Score: 0

11:03am Wed 14 May 14

OliverF1976 says...

gasguzzler wrote:
I'm sure he'll have a great tournament.
Unless he's called to get off the bench and put on his gloves.
Hahahaha absolutely correct....be careful though the Bond lovers will be very upset!
[quote][p][bold]gasguzzler[/bold] wrote: I'm sure he'll have a great tournament. Unless he's called to get off the bench and put on his gloves.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha absolutely correct....be careful though the Bond lovers will be very upset! OliverF1976
  • Score: -3

11:03am Wed 14 May 14

OliverF1976 says...

gasguzzler wrote:
I'm sure he'll have a great tournament.
Unless he's called to get off the bench and put on his gloves.
Hahahaha absolutely correct....be careful though the Bond lovers will be very upset!
[quote][p][bold]gasguzzler[/bold] wrote: I'm sure he'll have a great tournament. Unless he's called to get off the bench and put on his gloves.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha absolutely correct....be careful though the Bond lovers will be very upset! OliverF1976
  • Score: -1

11:06am Wed 14 May 14

AngelHornet says...

He hasn't had the best of seasons and needs to gain some confidence.
A season in Division One or Two will hopefully help him, as it is no use to him being back-up at Watford any longer.
He hasn't had the best of seasons and needs to gain some confidence. A season in Division One or Two will hopefully help him, as it is no use to him being back-up at Watford any longer. AngelHornet
  • Score: 6

11:07am Wed 14 May 14

OliverF1976 says...

Only 2 Ross Jenkins wrote:
Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability.
He has been selected by people that haven't watched his disastrous appearances this season. He needs to go on loan.....do they do 10 season loans?
[quote][p][bold]Only 2 Ross Jenkins[/bold] wrote: Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability.[/p][/quote]He has been selected by people that haven't watched his disastrous appearances this season. He needs to go on loan.....do they do 10 season loans? OliverF1976
  • Score: -10

11:21am Wed 14 May 14

Boosey says...

Both Loach and Bond are good keepers but playing in front of our supporters week in week out Gordan Banks would have ended up the same way!
Both Loach and Bond are good keepers but playing in front of our supporters week in week out Gordan Banks would have ended up the same way! Boosey
  • Score: 7

12:02pm Wed 14 May 14

Only 2 Ross Jenkins says...

OliverF1976 wrote:
Only 2 Ross Jenkins wrote:
Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability.
He has been selected by people that haven't watched his disastrous appearances this season. He needs to go on loan.....do they do 10 season loans?
Have you considered a job as a motivational coach? I hope not.
[quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Only 2 Ross Jenkins[/bold] wrote: Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability.[/p][/quote]He has been selected by people that haven't watched his disastrous appearances this season. He needs to go on loan.....do they do 10 season loans?[/p][/quote]Have you considered a job as a motivational coach? I hope not. Only 2 Ross Jenkins
  • Score: 7

12:31pm Wed 14 May 14

matey_from_brighton says...

Its too black and white to say he either should be our number 1 our is crap. He is a young keeper who has made a few mistakes in last few appearances. More worrying is that it looks like the defence are beginning to lose trust in him, and are starting to make clearances, give away corners etc. when they dont need to. This happened with Loach and begs the question of why AC cannot get to grips with this problem, particularly when as a player this was AC's strong point. One way or another we just dont seem to be bringing through the promising goalkeepers as well as we should. Cant blame the crowd, we dont get on players backs quickly.
Its too black and white to say he either should be our number 1 our is crap. He is a young keeper who has made a few mistakes in last few appearances. More worrying is that it looks like the defence are beginning to lose trust in him, and are starting to make clearances, give away corners etc. when they dont need to. This happened with Loach and begs the question of why AC cannot get to grips with this problem, particularly when as a player this was AC's strong point. One way or another we just dont seem to be bringing through the promising goalkeepers as well as we should. Cant blame the crowd, we dont get on players backs quickly. matey_from_brighton
  • Score: 3

1:06pm Wed 14 May 14

thepriceisnickywright says...

OliverF1976 wrote:
The_Hornet wrote:
The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.
They are both absolutely spot on. As Watford fans we want the best that we can have. I am sure I will get criticised by those who cannot bare to have a home grown player criticised but Bond is a clown. We weren't allowed to say a bad word about him with that absolutely pathetic goal at Man City and there have been many since. He seems to concede a minimum of 3 goals a game and all people can say is we would have conceded 10 without him. The odd mistake is acceptable but almost every goal he concedes are a joke. If Almunia had made the regular calamities that Bond has then they would be calling for his head and put our wonderful Bond in goal. If Bond is our number 1 next season then we are in for a rocky ride. I would rather have Loach back! I am not interested in he hasn't had enough games, he's still young bla bla bla. He's hopeless
You are an absolute moron. It's not about being 'Bond lovers'. When he played well towards the end of last season when Almunia was out and towards the end of Zola's rein there was nobody complaining about him. Suddenly he makes 2 mistakes against City and Huddersfield and he's a terrible terrible keeper?

Very excited for you to eat your words in 2 years time. With a bit of confidence and a half decent defence in front of him he will be a great goalie.
[quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Hornet[/bold] wrote: The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.[/p][/quote]They are both absolutely spot on. As Watford fans we want the best that we can have. I am sure I will get criticised by those who cannot bare to have a home grown player criticised but Bond is a clown. We weren't allowed to say a bad word about him with that absolutely pathetic goal at Man City and there have been many since. He seems to concede a minimum of 3 goals a game and all people can say is we would have conceded 10 without him. The odd mistake is acceptable but almost every goal he concedes are a joke. If Almunia had made the regular calamities that Bond has then they would be calling for his head and put our wonderful Bond in goal. If Bond is our number 1 next season then we are in for a rocky ride. I would rather have Loach back! I am not interested in he hasn't had enough games, he's still young bla bla bla. He's hopeless[/p][/quote]You are an absolute moron. It's not about being 'Bond lovers'. When he played well towards the end of last season when Almunia was out and towards the end of Zola's rein there was nobody complaining about him. Suddenly he makes 2 mistakes against City and Huddersfield and he's a terrible terrible keeper? Very excited for you to eat your words in 2 years time. With a bit of confidence and a half decent defence in front of him he will be a great goalie. thepriceisnickywright
  • Score: 2

1:46pm Wed 14 May 14

Hornet Cornet says...

thepriceisnickywrigh
t
wrote:
OliverF1976 wrote:
The_Hornet wrote:
The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.
They are both absolutely spot on. As Watford fans we want the best that we can have. I am sure I will get criticised by those who cannot bare to have a home grown player criticised but Bond is a clown. We weren't allowed to say a bad word about him with that absolutely pathetic goal at Man City and there have been many since. He seems to concede a minimum of 3 goals a game and all people can say is we would have conceded 10 without him. The odd mistake is acceptable but almost every goal he concedes are a joke. If Almunia had made the regular calamities that Bond has then they would be calling for his head and put our wonderful Bond in goal. If Bond is our number 1 next season then we are in for a rocky ride. I would rather have Loach back! I am not interested in he hasn't had enough games, he's still young bla bla bla. He's hopeless
You are an absolute moron. It's not about being 'Bond lovers'. When he played well towards the end of last season when Almunia was out and towards the end of Zola's rein there was nobody complaining about him. Suddenly he makes 2 mistakes against City and Huddersfield and he's a terrible terrible keeper?

Very excited for you to eat your words in 2 years time. With a bit of confidence and a half decent defence in front of him he will be a great goalie.
Thank you very much for some words of reason. Bond was an excellent young keeper and has not lost that ability, just some confidence. What if he plays for England's Under-21 side and comes out of it a lot stronger, will some of the saddo WFC 'supporters' maintain he's no good then?

Give him a good run in the team, let him build his confidence and watch him get better. Just look at Joe Hart this season and what he went though.

HC
[quote][p][bold]thepriceisnickywrigh t[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Hornet[/bold] wrote: The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.[/p][/quote]They are both absolutely spot on. As Watford fans we want the best that we can have. I am sure I will get criticised by those who cannot bare to have a home grown player criticised but Bond is a clown. We weren't allowed to say a bad word about him with that absolutely pathetic goal at Man City and there have been many since. He seems to concede a minimum of 3 goals a game and all people can say is we would have conceded 10 without him. The odd mistake is acceptable but almost every goal he concedes are a joke. If Almunia had made the regular calamities that Bond has then they would be calling for his head and put our wonderful Bond in goal. If Bond is our number 1 next season then we are in for a rocky ride. I would rather have Loach back! I am not interested in he hasn't had enough games, he's still young bla bla bla. He's hopeless[/p][/quote]You are an absolute moron. It's not about being 'Bond lovers'. When he played well towards the end of last season when Almunia was out and towards the end of Zola's rein there was nobody complaining about him. Suddenly he makes 2 mistakes against City and Huddersfield and he's a terrible terrible keeper? Very excited for you to eat your words in 2 years time. With a bit of confidence and a half decent defence in front of him he will be a great goalie.[/p][/quote]Thank you very much for some words of reason. Bond was an excellent young keeper and has not lost that ability, just some confidence. What if he plays for England's Under-21 side and comes out of it a lot stronger, will some of the saddo WFC 'supporters' maintain he's no good then? Give him a good run in the team, let him build his confidence and watch him get better. Just look at Joe Hart this season and what he went though. HC Hornet Cornet
  • Score: 3

3:35pm Wed 14 May 14

andyhooked says...

As said by others ,JB does not inspire confidence in our sometimes woeful defence and I am yet to be convinced that he is of the quality we need for the first team. We can not afford to give JB time. We need an excellent keeper of the likes we had many years ago now. Reliable, brilliant at times and not giving away 5 or 6 soft goals during a season.
As said by others ,JB does not inspire confidence in our sometimes woeful defence and I am yet to be convinced that he is of the quality we need for the first team. We can not afford to give JB time. We need an excellent keeper of the likes we had many years ago now. Reliable, brilliant at times and not giving away 5 or 6 soft goals during a season. andyhooked
  • Score: 5

3:40pm Wed 14 May 14

yellowvoice says...

Is it April fools day so quickley............
....Loach, Bonham and now Bond, all 3 so prone to mistakes. I would have much preferred Woods to have made an appearance particularly as he had good experience with Doncaster.
Is it April fools day so quickley............ ....Loach, Bonham and now Bond, all 3 so prone to mistakes. I would have much preferred Woods to have made an appearance particularly as he had good experience with Doncaster. yellowvoice
  • Score: -2

5:40pm Wed 14 May 14

OliverF1976 says...

thepriceisnickywrigh
t
wrote:
OliverF1976 wrote:
The_Hornet wrote:
The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.
They are both absolutely spot on. As Watford fans we want the best that we can have. I am sure I will get criticised by those who cannot bare to have a home grown player criticised but Bond is a clown. We weren't allowed to say a bad word about him with that absolutely pathetic goal at Man City and there have been many since. He seems to concede a minimum of 3 goals a game and all people can say is we would have conceded 10 without him. The odd mistake is acceptable but almost every goal he concedes are a joke. If Almunia had made the regular calamities that Bond has then they would be calling for his head and put our wonderful Bond in goal. If Bond is our number 1 next season then we are in for a rocky ride. I would rather have Loach back! I am not interested in he hasn't had enough games, he's still young bla bla bla. He's hopeless
You are an absolute moron. It's not about being 'Bond lovers'. When he played well towards the end of last season when Almunia was out and towards the end of Zola's rein there was nobody complaining about him. Suddenly he makes 2 mistakes against City and Huddersfield and he's a terrible terrible keeper?

Very excited for you to eat your words in 2 years time. With a bit of confidence and a half decent defence in front of him he will be a great goalie.
I am a realist. He has had enough chances and all he has proven is that he is a calamity. Error after error. I have said previously I would give him the benefit of the doubt for now and give him a season on loan in league 1 and see how he gets on but to be honest I don;t hold out much hope. He is no Ben Foster and he never will be. The only morons (not really any need for such abuse) are the people who have their heads buried in the sand thinking he is going to make it. Loach was in the England under 21 set up and where is he now? It means nothing. He won't be our number 1 next season I can assure you.
[quote][p][bold]thepriceisnickywrigh t[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Hornet[/bold] wrote: The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.[/p][/quote]They are both absolutely spot on. As Watford fans we want the best that we can have. I am sure I will get criticised by those who cannot bare to have a home grown player criticised but Bond is a clown. We weren't allowed to say a bad word about him with that absolutely pathetic goal at Man City and there have been many since. He seems to concede a minimum of 3 goals a game and all people can say is we would have conceded 10 without him. The odd mistake is acceptable but almost every goal he concedes are a joke. If Almunia had made the regular calamities that Bond has then they would be calling for his head and put our wonderful Bond in goal. If Bond is our number 1 next season then we are in for a rocky ride. I would rather have Loach back! I am not interested in he hasn't had enough games, he's still young bla bla bla. He's hopeless[/p][/quote]You are an absolute moron. It's not about being 'Bond lovers'. When he played well towards the end of last season when Almunia was out and towards the end of Zola's rein there was nobody complaining about him. Suddenly he makes 2 mistakes against City and Huddersfield and he's a terrible terrible keeper? Very excited for you to eat your words in 2 years time. With a bit of confidence and a half decent defence in front of him he will be a great goalie.[/p][/quote]I am a realist. He has had enough chances and all he has proven is that he is a calamity. Error after error. I have said previously I would give him the benefit of the doubt for now and give him a season on loan in league 1 and see how he gets on but to be honest I don;t hold out much hope. He is no Ben Foster and he never will be. The only morons (not really any need for such abuse) are the people who have their heads buried in the sand thinking he is going to make it. Loach was in the England under 21 set up and where is he now? It means nothing. He won't be our number 1 next season I can assure you. OliverF1976
  • Score: 0

5:42pm Wed 14 May 14

andyhooked says...

Absolutely right. Why did Wood get a call up? A waste of money and a waste of his career!!
Absolutely right. Why did Wood get a call up? A waste of money and a waste of his career!! andyhooked
  • Score: -1

8:30pm Wed 14 May 14

Woodley hornet says...

The_Hornet wrote:
The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.
Well said I also think he should be given more games then he can only get better
[quote][p][bold]The_Hornet[/bold] wrote: The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.[/p][/quote]Well said I also think he should be given more games then he can only get better Woodley hornet
  • Score: 0

8:53am Thu 15 May 14

thepriceisnickywright says...

OliverF1976 wrote:
thepriceisnickywrigh

t
wrote:
OliverF1976 wrote:
The_Hornet wrote:
The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.
They are both absolutely spot on. As Watford fans we want the best that we can have. I am sure I will get criticised by those who cannot bare to have a home grown player criticised but Bond is a clown. We weren't allowed to say a bad word about him with that absolutely pathetic goal at Man City and there have been many since. He seems to concede a minimum of 3 goals a game and all people can say is we would have conceded 10 without him. The odd mistake is acceptable but almost every goal he concedes are a joke. If Almunia had made the regular calamities that Bond has then they would be calling for his head and put our wonderful Bond in goal. If Bond is our number 1 next season then we are in for a rocky ride. I would rather have Loach back! I am not interested in he hasn't had enough games, he's still young bla bla bla. He's hopeless
You are an absolute moron. It's not about being 'Bond lovers'. When he played well towards the end of last season when Almunia was out and towards the end of Zola's rein there was nobody complaining about him. Suddenly he makes 2 mistakes against City and Huddersfield and he's a terrible terrible keeper?

Very excited for you to eat your words in 2 years time. With a bit of confidence and a half decent defence in front of him he will be a great goalie.
I am a realist. He has had enough chances and all he has proven is that he is a calamity. Error after error. I have said previously I would give him the benefit of the doubt for now and give him a season on loan in league 1 and see how he gets on but to be honest I don;t hold out much hope. He is no Ben Foster and he never will be. The only morons (not really any need for such abuse) are the people who have their heads buried in the sand thinking he is going to make it. Loach was in the England under 21 set up and where is he now? It means nothing. He won't be our number 1 next season I can assure you.
Can you name 5 mistakes he has made? I can only name 3 big mistakes in 2 years and he has played around 25 games. It is not like he is making mistake after mistake every single game. Do you not take into account MoM performances against Derby away this season and Hull last season?

He wouldn't be in the U21 squad if he didn't have high potential. Yes Loach was also in there, but he hasn't lived up to his potential. It is people like you who constantly criticise Bond who actually make it harder for him to develop as it is ruining his confidence.
[quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thepriceisnickywrigh t[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Hornet[/bold] wrote: The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.[/p][/quote]They are both absolutely spot on. As Watford fans we want the best that we can have. I am sure I will get criticised by those who cannot bare to have a home grown player criticised but Bond is a clown. We weren't allowed to say a bad word about him with that absolutely pathetic goal at Man City and there have been many since. He seems to concede a minimum of 3 goals a game and all people can say is we would have conceded 10 without him. The odd mistake is acceptable but almost every goal he concedes are a joke. If Almunia had made the regular calamities that Bond has then they would be calling for his head and put our wonderful Bond in goal. If Bond is our number 1 next season then we are in for a rocky ride. I would rather have Loach back! I am not interested in he hasn't had enough games, he's still young bla bla bla. He's hopeless[/p][/quote]You are an absolute moron. It's not about being 'Bond lovers'. When he played well towards the end of last season when Almunia was out and towards the end of Zola's rein there was nobody complaining about him. Suddenly he makes 2 mistakes against City and Huddersfield and he's a terrible terrible keeper? Very excited for you to eat your words in 2 years time. With a bit of confidence and a half decent defence in front of him he will be a great goalie.[/p][/quote]I am a realist. He has had enough chances and all he has proven is that he is a calamity. Error after error. I have said previously I would give him the benefit of the doubt for now and give him a season on loan in league 1 and see how he gets on but to be honest I don;t hold out much hope. He is no Ben Foster and he never will be. The only morons (not really any need for such abuse) are the people who have their heads buried in the sand thinking he is going to make it. Loach was in the England under 21 set up and where is he now? It means nothing. He won't be our number 1 next season I can assure you.[/p][/quote]Can you name 5 mistakes he has made? I can only name 3 big mistakes in 2 years and he has played around 25 games. It is not like he is making mistake after mistake every single game. Do you not take into account MoM performances against Derby away this season and Hull last season? He wouldn't be in the U21 squad if he didn't have high potential. Yes Loach was also in there, but he hasn't lived up to his potential. It is people like you who constantly criticise Bond who actually make it harder for him to develop as it is ruining his confidence. thepriceisnickywright
  • Score: -2

12:54pm Thu 15 May 14

chrisptrifle says...

SAHornet wrote:
I really think that there are serious question marks over Alec Chamberlain. He's presided over a couple of youngsters (Loach & Bond) and so far at least, hasn't made a particularly good job of either.
I get what you're saying, but you could equally argue it the other way - is he getting these guys to over perform to a certain point, after which their 'true colours' shine through ? Its not easy for us lot to know, but one thing I am sure about is that AC has outlasted quite a few managers now so he must be doing something right. I also seem to remember (although I could be wrong) that Alex Ferguson mentioned him as one of the reasons he sent Ben Foster down our way - he knew BF would be in good hands.
Either way, I would hope that the Pozzos review the situation each season and make sure that if he is seen as being a weak link then something is done about it. Having said that, Alec has been with the club for coming up to 18 years - I wouldn't be too quick to discard someone with that level of commitment.
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: I really think that there are serious question marks over Alec Chamberlain. He's presided over a couple of youngsters (Loach & Bond) and so far at least, hasn't made a particularly good job of either.[/p][/quote]I get what you're saying, but you could equally argue it the other way - is he getting these guys to over perform to a certain point, after which their 'true colours' shine through ? Its not easy for us lot to know, but one thing I am sure about is that AC has outlasted quite a few managers now so he must be doing something right. I also seem to remember (although I could be wrong) that Alex Ferguson mentioned him as one of the reasons he sent Ben Foster down our way - he knew BF would be in good hands. Either way, I would hope that the Pozzos review the situation each season and make sure that if he is seen as being a weak link then something is done about it. Having said that, Alec has been with the club for coming up to 18 years - I wouldn't be too quick to discard someone with that level of commitment. chrisptrifle
  • Score: 2

2:00pm Thu 15 May 14

bristol hornet says...

Only 2 Ross Jenkins wrote:
OliverF1976 wrote:
Only 2 Ross Jenkins wrote:
Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability.
He has been selected by people that haven't watched his disastrous appearances this season. He needs to go on loan.....do they do 10 season loans?
Have you considered a job as a motivational coach? I hope not.
This Oliver bloke is just a wind up merchant from L*ton!

No real Watford fan would post like this saddo!
[quote][p][bold]Only 2 Ross Jenkins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Only 2 Ross Jenkins[/bold] wrote: Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability.[/p][/quote]He has been selected by people that haven't watched his disastrous appearances this season. He needs to go on loan.....do they do 10 season loans?[/p][/quote]Have you considered a job as a motivational coach? I hope not.[/p][/quote]This Oliver bloke is just a wind up merchant from L*ton! No real Watford fan would post like this saddo! bristol hornet
  • Score: -3

3:51pm Thu 15 May 14

OliverF1976 says...

bristol hornet wrote:
Only 2 Ross Jenkins wrote:
OliverF1976 wrote:
Only 2 Ross Jenkins wrote:
Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability.
He has been selected by people that haven't watched his disastrous appearances this season. He needs to go on loan.....do they do 10 season loans?
Have you considered a job as a motivational coach? I hope not.
This Oliver bloke is just a wind up merchant from L*ton!

No real Watford fan would post like this saddo!
Afraid not pal....had a season ticket at vicarage road since I was 5. I want my club to succeed and anybody that thinks Bond being in goal will help that is seriously deluded.
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Only 2 Ross Jenkins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Only 2 Ross Jenkins[/bold] wrote: Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability.[/p][/quote]He has been selected by people that haven't watched his disastrous appearances this season. He needs to go on loan.....do they do 10 season loans?[/p][/quote]Have you considered a job as a motivational coach? I hope not.[/p][/quote]This Oliver bloke is just a wind up merchant from L*ton! No real Watford fan would post like this saddo![/p][/quote]Afraid not pal....had a season ticket at vicarage road since I was 5. I want my club to succeed and anybody that thinks Bond being in goal will help that is seriously deluded. OliverF1976
  • Score: 2

4:02pm Thu 15 May 14

OliverF1976 says...

thepriceisnickywrigh
t
wrote:
OliverF1976 wrote:
thepriceisnickywrigh


t
wrote:
OliverF1976 wrote:
The_Hornet wrote:
The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.
They are both absolutely spot on. As Watford fans we want the best that we can have. I am sure I will get criticised by those who cannot bare to have a home grown player criticised but Bond is a clown. We weren't allowed to say a bad word about him with that absolutely pathetic goal at Man City and there have been many since. He seems to concede a minimum of 3 goals a game and all people can say is we would have conceded 10 without him. The odd mistake is acceptable but almost every goal he concedes are a joke. If Almunia had made the regular calamities that Bond has then they would be calling for his head and put our wonderful Bond in goal. If Bond is our number 1 next season then we are in for a rocky ride. I would rather have Loach back! I am not interested in he hasn't had enough games, he's still young bla bla bla. He's hopeless
You are an absolute moron. It's not about being 'Bond lovers'. When he played well towards the end of last season when Almunia was out and towards the end of Zola's rein there was nobody complaining about him. Suddenly he makes 2 mistakes against City and Huddersfield and he's a terrible terrible keeper?

Very excited for you to eat your words in 2 years time. With a bit of confidence and a half decent defence in front of him he will be a great goalie.
I am a realist. He has had enough chances and all he has proven is that he is a calamity. Error after error. I have said previously I would give him the benefit of the doubt for now and give him a season on loan in league 1 and see how he gets on but to be honest I don;t hold out much hope. He is no Ben Foster and he never will be. The only morons (not really any need for such abuse) are the people who have their heads buried in the sand thinking he is going to make it. Loach was in the England under 21 set up and where is he now? It means nothing. He won't be our number 1 next season I can assure you.
Can you name 5 mistakes he has made? I can only name 3 big mistakes in 2 years and he has played around 25 games. It is not like he is making mistake after mistake every single game. Do you not take into account MoM performances against Derby away this season and Hull last season?

He wouldn't be in the U21 squad if he didn't have high potential. Yes Loach was also in there, but he hasn't lived up to his potential. It is people like you who constantly criticise Bond who actually make it harder for him to develop as it is ruining his confidence.
Well I can assure you I do not vocally criticise Bond at matches. i have never ever in my 32 years as a season ticket holder booed my team or been vocally critical of any player particularly young ones. Bond conceded 3 goals (AGAIN) away to Derby. I am not interested in how good saves he made. He conceded 3 and we lost 3-2. That is not a MOM performance I am afraid. He has moments where hie makes quality reaction saves. However a massive part of goalkeeping is distribution and communication. He has absolutely none of these skills (I will be fair to him and say at the moment). Like I said i am not prepared for him to learn from his mistakes in our team. Send him on loan for a full season and see how he gets on. Who knows maybe he will iron out his faults. as it stands at the moment he is nowhere near good enough.
[quote][p][bold]thepriceisnickywrigh t[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thepriceisnickywrigh t[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Hornet[/bold] wrote: The comments from the two "watford fans" above me are pretty poor and pathetic. Yeah. He's made mistake. But then again, all goalkeepers do. Least to say that Watford is his first professional football club he's played at, and he's only really been given the step up on occasion over the past two years. I'd genuinly be happy to see him be out first team goalie next season. I personally believe that Almunia lacks enthusiasm when he gets down to make a save, too slow reaction times if you ask me.[/p][/quote]They are both absolutely spot on. As Watford fans we want the best that we can have. I am sure I will get criticised by those who cannot bare to have a home grown player criticised but Bond is a clown. We weren't allowed to say a bad word about him with that absolutely pathetic goal at Man City and there have been many since. He seems to concede a minimum of 3 goals a game and all people can say is we would have conceded 10 without him. The odd mistake is acceptable but almost every goal he concedes are a joke. If Almunia had made the regular calamities that Bond has then they would be calling for his head and put our wonderful Bond in goal. If Bond is our number 1 next season then we are in for a rocky ride. I would rather have Loach back! I am not interested in he hasn't had enough games, he's still young bla bla bla. He's hopeless[/p][/quote]You are an absolute moron. It's not about being 'Bond lovers'. When he played well towards the end of last season when Almunia was out and towards the end of Zola's rein there was nobody complaining about him. Suddenly he makes 2 mistakes against City and Huddersfield and he's a terrible terrible keeper? Very excited for you to eat your words in 2 years time. With a bit of confidence and a half decent defence in front of him he will be a great goalie.[/p][/quote]I am a realist. He has had enough chances and all he has proven is that he is a calamity. Error after error. I have said previously I would give him the benefit of the doubt for now and give him a season on loan in league 1 and see how he gets on but to be honest I don;t hold out much hope. He is no Ben Foster and he never will be. The only morons (not really any need for such abuse) are the people who have their heads buried in the sand thinking he is going to make it. Loach was in the England under 21 set up and where is he now? It means nothing. He won't be our number 1 next season I can assure you.[/p][/quote]Can you name 5 mistakes he has made? I can only name 3 big mistakes in 2 years and he has played around 25 games. It is not like he is making mistake after mistake every single game. Do you not take into account MoM performances against Derby away this season and Hull last season? He wouldn't be in the U21 squad if he didn't have high potential. Yes Loach was also in there, but he hasn't lived up to his potential. It is people like you who constantly criticise Bond who actually make it harder for him to develop as it is ruining his confidence.[/p][/quote]Well I can assure you I do not vocally criticise Bond at matches. i have never ever in my 32 years as a season ticket holder booed my team or been vocally critical of any player particularly young ones. Bond conceded 3 goals (AGAIN) away to Derby. I am not interested in how good saves he made. He conceded 3 and we lost 3-2. That is not a MOM performance I am afraid. He has moments where hie makes quality reaction saves. However a massive part of goalkeeping is distribution and communication. He has absolutely none of these skills (I will be fair to him and say at the moment). Like I said i am not prepared for him to learn from his mistakes in our team. Send him on loan for a full season and see how he gets on. Who knows maybe he will iron out his faults. as it stands at the moment he is nowhere near good enough. OliverF1976
  • Score: 3

4:18pm Thu 15 May 14

bristol hornet says...

OliverF1976 wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
Only 2 Ross Jenkins wrote:
OliverF1976 wrote:
Only 2 Ross Jenkins wrote:
Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability.
He has been selected by people that haven't watched his disastrous appearances this season. He needs to go on loan.....do they do 10 season loans?
Have you considered a job as a motivational coach? I hope not.
This Oliver bloke is just a wind up merchant from L*ton!

No real Watford fan would post like this saddo!
Afraid not pal....had a season ticket at vicarage road since I was 5. I want my club to succeed and anybody that thinks Bond being in goal will help that is seriously deluded.
Well my friend, if you are a true Watford fan, you would not post such negative comments and also such a vigourous manner!

Bond's mistakes are highlighted because he is a goalkeeper! he makes far fewer mistakes than the likes of Ekstrand and Cassetti in front of him, but they seem to escape virtually un-noticed!

Good keepers normally have a good defence in front of them. Just ask poor old Marshall at Cardiff. probably the best keeper in the Prem this season yet they finish bottom of the league!

This says it all to my mind. Just lay off Bondy, he will come good in the end, and he does not need "supporters" like you criticisng his every move!
[quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Only 2 Ross Jenkins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Only 2 Ross Jenkins[/bold] wrote: Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability.[/p][/quote]He has been selected by people that haven't watched his disastrous appearances this season. He needs to go on loan.....do they do 10 season loans?[/p][/quote]Have you considered a job as a motivational coach? I hope not.[/p][/quote]This Oliver bloke is just a wind up merchant from L*ton! No real Watford fan would post like this saddo![/p][/quote]Afraid not pal....had a season ticket at vicarage road since I was 5. I want my club to succeed and anybody that thinks Bond being in goal will help that is seriously deluded.[/p][/quote]Well my friend, if you are a true Watford fan, you would not post such negative comments and also such a vigourous manner! Bond's mistakes are highlighted because he is a goalkeeper! he makes far fewer mistakes than the likes of Ekstrand and Cassetti in front of him, but they seem to escape virtually un-noticed! Good keepers normally have a good defence in front of them. Just ask poor old Marshall at Cardiff. probably the best keeper in the Prem this season yet they finish bottom of the league! This says it all to my mind. Just lay off Bondy, he will come good in the end, and he does not need "supporters" like you criticisng his every move! bristol hornet
  • Score: -3

4:28pm Thu 15 May 14

OliverF1976 says...

bristol hornet wrote:
OliverF1976 wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
Only 2 Ross Jenkins wrote:
OliverF1976 wrote:
Only 2 Ross Jenkins wrote:
Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability.
He has been selected by people that haven't watched his disastrous appearances this season. He needs to go on loan.....do they do 10 season loans?
Have you considered a job as a motivational coach? I hope not.
This Oliver bloke is just a wind up merchant from L*ton!

No real Watford fan would post like this saddo!
Afraid not pal....had a season ticket at vicarage road since I was 5. I want my club to succeed and anybody that thinks Bond being in goal will help that is seriously deluded.
Well my friend, if you are a true Watford fan, you would not post such negative comments and also such a vigourous manner!

Bond's mistakes are highlighted because he is a goalkeeper! he makes far fewer mistakes than the likes of Ekstrand and Cassetti in front of him, but they seem to escape virtually un-noticed!

Good keepers normally have a good defence in front of them. Just ask poor old Marshall at Cardiff. probably the best keeper in the Prem this season yet they finish bottom of the league!

This says it all to my mind. Just lay off Bondy, he will come good in the end, and he does not need "supporters" like you criticisng his every move!
What absolute nonsense. If you never have a negative on any players then whats the point in even turning up. Oh they are all great. Or the sickly American view "he's trying his best don't be mean". What a joke. The defence actually have absolutely no confidence in Bond when he is in goal because he has no presence and does not communicate. I am perfectly entitled to my opinion. I have not abused Bond or shouted at him personally. I am sure he has better things to do than read forums such as this so he probably has no idea of being so mean to him. Poor old Bondy. If he has any character at all and does feel he is being criticised then he can prove he has the balls and step up.
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Only 2 Ross Jenkins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OliverF1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Only 2 Ross Jenkins[/bold] wrote: Good luck Jonathan, I am sure very well deserved and you've been selected by people that actually know what they are talking about. Try and drown out the unwanted negative noise if you can and believe in your undoubted ability.[/p][/quote]He has been selected by people that haven't watched his disastrous appearances this season. He needs to go on loan.....do they do 10 season loans?[/p][/quote]Have you considered a job as a motivational coach? I hope not.[/p][/quote]This Oliver bloke is just a wind up merchant from L*ton! No real Watford fan would post like this saddo![/p][/quote]Afraid not pal....had a season ticket at vicarage road since I was 5. I want my club to succeed and anybody that thinks Bond being in goal will help that is seriously deluded.[/p][/quote]Well my friend, if you are a true Watford fan, you would not post such negative comments and also such a vigourous manner! Bond's mistakes are highlighted because he is a goalkeeper! he makes far fewer mistakes than the likes of Ekstrand and Cassetti in front of him, but they seem to escape virtually un-noticed! Good keepers normally have a good defence in front of them. Just ask poor old Marshall at Cardiff. probably the best keeper in the Prem this season yet they finish bottom of the league! This says it all to my mind. Just lay off Bondy, he will come good in the end, and he does not need "supporters" like you criticisng his every move![/p][/quote]What absolute nonsense. If you never have a negative on any players then whats the point in even turning up. Oh they are all great. Or the sickly American view "he's trying his best don't be mean". What a joke. The defence actually have absolutely no confidence in Bond when he is in goal because he has no presence and does not communicate. I am perfectly entitled to my opinion. I have not abused Bond or shouted at him personally. I am sure he has better things to do than read forums such as this so he probably has no idea of being so mean to him. Poor old Bondy. If he has any character at all and does feel he is being criticised then he can prove he has the balls and step up. OliverF1976
  • Score: 6

7:35am Fri 16 May 14

endean2 says...

Wow , your all still going hammer and tongs on the Bond subject,
hope it was not my original comments that set this off!!

I do agree with Oliver, if Bond is one for the future then pack him off
on a good loan deal for next season and see what we get back.
But do not allow him to continue his" learning process" at our expense.
you build a team from the back and at the moment this man is not the one
in my opinion.
Wow , your all still going hammer and tongs on the Bond subject, hope it was not my original comments that set this off!! I do agree with Oliver, if Bond is one for the future then pack him off on a good loan deal for next season and see what we get back. But do not allow him to continue his" learning process" at our expense. you build a team from the back and at the moment this man is not the one in my opinion. endean2
  • Score: 1

11:24am Fri 16 May 14

Boosey says...

We all have differing opinions on players, we need to agree to disagree, take my opinion of McGugan. . . Billy Big Balls, lack of effort, bad attitude but has the skill = Not good enough!
We all have differing opinions on players, we need to agree to disagree, take my opinion of McGugan. . . Billy Big Balls, lack of effort, bad attitude but has the skill = Not good enough! Boosey
  • Score: 0

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